Biomethane is a renewable transport fuel produced from the anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste or energy crops. The fuel is close to carbon neutral, and when used in vehicles it has very low exhaust emissions with regards local air quality and is considerably quieter than conventional diesel vehicles. Therefore biomethane contributes to meeting a number of national and local policy objectives:
- it helps to reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfill, by turning it into a valuable fuel and bio-fertiliser
- it contributes to reducing carbon emissions from transport, which is currently proving one of the hardest sectors in which to make carbon cuts
- it contributes to improved local air quality through lower NOx and PM emissions
- it helps reduce noise levels from vehicle traffic, which can be particularly important for issues such as night time deliveries
The Cenex biomethane toolkit has been designed to give local authorities and others information about what is needed to produce and use biomethane as a vehicle fuel. It contains ten Topic Sheets on the various aspects of biomethane production and use, which allows you to assess the potential viability of biomethane in your situation and a directory of suppliers. The toolkit will allow users to understand biomethane as a vehicle fuel and scope out the potential viability for use in their specific circumstances.
Visit our resources section to download a FREE copy of the toolkit. For more information on how biomethane can be used in your transportation operations, or for an update on Cenex's other activities in biomethane for transport, please contact us.